Leila Brillson

The Citizens Band Makes Music Democratically

March 19, 2012

The Citizens Band is famously headed—if that’s the correct term, as a rotating cast is part of its manifesto—by a group of individuals who keep their day jobs outside the band. (Of course, “day job” is relative, since the project was started by supermodel-singer Karen Elson, filmmaker-acrobat Sarah Sophie Flicker, Rain Phoenix, Mark McAdam, and a host of other recognizable names.)

Rick Alverson and the Comedy That Isn’t

March 15, 2012

Rick Alverson’s The Comedy begins with a familiar Brooklyn house party: a group of drunk men in their late twenties and early thirties swilling beer in various states of undress.

M. Patmos and Manolo Blahnik Make Green Together

February 13, 2012

Marcia Patmos is glowing. With her refined blend of materials (plus the lovely string duo playing in the background) and her updated fuchsia, orange, and black palette, M. Patmos’ most recent collection is gorgeously refined.

Bon Iver is On a Roll

February 6, 2012

2012 is turning out to be quite a year for Justin Vernon.

Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Robots on Meth,’ CHAIM (Co-Directed by Elisa Sednaoui)

January 18, 2012

For Elisa Sednaoui, a modeling career was just an entry point, allowing the part-Egyptian, part-French, Italian-born model-turned-actress-turned-director a chance to, as she puts it, “be trained in images.”

Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘Shut Tha Fuck Down!,’ FROGG (Flosstradamus Remix)

January 10, 2012

British group FROGG recalls nouveau-electro acts like Santigold and Little Dragon for their newest single, “Shut Tha Fuck Down!” For those looking for a new late-night anthem, here’s an exclusive preview of the the acid-flavored remix done by Chicago duo Flosstradamus.

Joe Fresh Will Introduce Orange to New Yorkers

November 7, 2011

Joe Fresh’s first foray into the US market opened in the Flatiron district this weekend, with a spacious, airy standalone clocking in at nearly 10,000 feet. “Acceptance in the New York market,” explains Mimram, over coffee with Zee, “is absolutely crucial. It’s a good runway into the international market.”

Lady Gaga Sneak Peek: Meet Asher Levine

November 1, 2011

Designer Asher Levine got his first taste of the world of mainstream fashion thanks to a middle finger and a hot dog stand. The 23-year-old set tongues in motion when Lady Gaga was captured in his long, buckle-laden, straitjacket-inspired trenchcoat last year.

Zoe Kravitz, Shop Girl

October 28, 2011

Reformation creative director Yael Aflalo didn’t have to go far to ask Zoe Kravitz to host the Lower East Side boutique’s party this week: the young starlet is one of their biggest fans.

Lisy Christl, Out of Anonymity

October 28, 2011

In Anonymous, Roland Emmerich called on a fellow German, costume designer Lisy Christl, to turn fantasy into reality and a country boy from Stratford into a famous playwright (hint: colors).

Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Prisoner of Love,’ Jessica 6 (feat. Antony Hegarty), Styled by Nicola Formichetti

October 26, 2011

Everyone loves soul-searing, bass-thumping, sex-appeal-oozing disco à la Summer’s “I Feel Love,” which is what Jessica 6, and its frontwoman Nomi Ruiz, serve up in heaps.

Zola Jesus is a Romantic

October 21, 2011

With her striking looks and massive voice, it’s hard not to be taken with the pixie-sixed 22-year-old ingénue Zola Jesus.

Factory Floor Gets to Work

September 29, 2011

The UK-based trio Factory Floor is a bit of a phenomenon overseas, playing to the dystopian crowd at Britain’s Offset Festival and known for being a thinking person’s dance band, adding live elements to their performance.

With an Exclusive PS1, The Webster Defines Chic

September 22, 2011

It might be perfectly understandable to shell out for the “Extra Extra Limited Edition Exclusive” PS1 in a shocking aqua blue—an apt color for its Miami Beach location.

After Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook Steps Into the Light

September 21, 2011

Peter Hook just wants everyone to get along. But since the legend of his bands—and “legend” is an appropriate word to describe the tale of Joy Division and New Order—involve death, myth and ego, things aren’t that simple.

SXSW Music: Kanye Closes Out the Fest With a Very G.O.O.D. Show

March 22, 2011

On Saturday night, the busiest day of one of the most populated music festivals in the US, the city of Austin was electric with Kanye West rumors.

SXSW Music: Twin Shadow Goes Acoustic for Charity

March 21, 2011

“Yeah, I mean, I guess we don’t really do acoustic,” says George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow. “It’ll be just us, except with acoustic guitars.”

SXSW Music: Introducing Tearist

March 21, 2011

A thin figure with wild hair is breathing, in a rasp, while her stoic companion plays menacing, twisted electronic music behind her. This is Tearist.

ck one

February 21, 2011

Rebooting–and re-imagining–the androgynous cool of ck one for a new generation.

Edita Vilkeviciute

March 4, 2009

Edita Vilkeviciute gets down and dirty with America’s squeaky-clean Disney heartthrob. It’s all in a day’s work for the rising Lithuanian model.